Ep173: Derrick Freeman & Ethan Ellestad On The Rapidly Changing Landscape Of New Orleans Music & Culture, Economy & Public Policy
The show’s two most frequently recurring guests, Derrick Freeman of SOUL Brass Band & Ethan Ellestad of MaCCNO, come together for the first time on the same episode. We chop up the latest ABO ordinance under consideration by the City Council, development fueled gentrification, the WaPo piece on the rampant arrest warrants in New Orleans, Safety & Permits corruption, and more. It really is a good life down here folks, but sometimes you have to bullhorn about the bad stuff in order to preserve the life we chose to live in the city we love. That’s this episode. When Derrick Freeman comes on the show and we don’t talk Saints at the beginning of the season, you know it’s time to get serious about some civic, cultural & political issues that matter.